A new year begins! And here we are, with the latest Grantville Gazette. Loads of stuff in issue 51. Kerryn Offord gives us an introduction to "An Excellent Woman," while Terry Howard and Jack Carroll combined talents to produce "What the Wizard Gave the Scarecrow." Rainer Prem's "Ein feste Burg" is now in Episode 12 and gets more interesting with each issue. Jack Carroll and Edith Wild's "The Undergraduate" is now in Episode Three. We're excited to see how it all goes. Iver P. Cooper has written a very informative article about the bubonic plague, "Infectious Pestilence, Part 2: Fighting the Plague After the Ring of Fire." Makes us really glad for the improvements in medical knowledge, it purely does. Peter Wood is a new author for the Gazette, with his story "Karma," a quick glance at "what goes around, comes around." And Garrett W. Vance has us all on tenterhooks waiting to see what happens with that mesa is "The Mysterious Mesa, Part Two. Kristine Kathryn Rush loves "Crowdfunding," and is pleased to tell us why in her column Notes From The Buffer Zone. Lots to read, lots to read. And here it is!